Skywatchers Hot for 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse A rare solar eclipse is darkening skies from China to Texas today (May 20), and has crowds of eager skywatchers and photographers hoping to see the sun transform into a dazzling "ring of fire." Solar eclipse 2012: How to view a solar eclipse How do you watch today's historic solar eclipse? If you're in the continental United States, you'll want to get an elevated, unobstructed view of the western and northwest horizon when the eclipse begins -- as early as the 5 o'clock hour near the northwestern tip of California local time. See below for specific times. Rare 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse: First Photos A spectacular solar eclipse treated skywatchers around the world to dazzling celestial views Sunday (May 20), as the moon wandered between Earth and the sun, leaving a "ring of fire" in the sky. Solar eclipse creates eerie shadows and sunset The "ring of fire" solar eclipse brought crowds out onto streets, into their backyards and onto roofs to catch a glimpse of the historic event. The eclipse created an eerie sunset and unusual shadows across Southern California, with about 86%... Photos: Solar eclipse mesmerizes millions PHOENIX -- For the first time in over 18 years, an annular eclipse of the sun appeared in the skies across the western United States on Sunday. In Japan, millions as the rare annular eclipse, darkened the skies over Tokyo early Monday for the first time in more than 170 years. During the May 20 annular solar eclipse, the moon's orbit was at its furthest distance from Earth, which means the ... Photos: Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 See images of the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 in this photo gallery. How to Safely Observe Sunday's Solar Eclipse With a potentially spectacular solar eclipse to grace the skies of the western United States on Sunday (May 20), here's a helpful reminder for new eclipse chasers: Be safe. A fraction of a second of magnified, unfiltered sunlight will sear your eye's retina irreparably. Solar eclipse 2012: Viewers dazzled around the world [watch live video] Watch live streaming video from interior at livestream.com The "ring of fire" solar eclipse dazzled viewers around the world, offering breathtaking views from Asia to North America. And the National Park Service planned to broadcast the eclipse live over New... Solar eclipse projects 'ring of fire' across Asia, Pacific The shadow of the moon started sweeping across the globe from Hong Kong to the Texas Panhandle as a rare annular solar eclipse began Monday morning in Asia. Solar Eclipse 2012: How to See "Ring of Fire" May 20 A "time traveling" solar eclipse will turn the sun into a ring of fire over Asia and the U.S. West.
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